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Origins Cafe at Carefree Gardens

558 Beaver Meadow Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326-4911
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“panini” (7 reviews)
“baklava” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, American, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
558 Beaver Meadow Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326-4911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit off of the beaten path, but a great experience to have lunch among plants and share the beauty with your lunch. This was a real fooler, going into the greenhouse and have a youg lady ask if you would like lunch. Looking...More

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredibly calm and beautiful setting in which to eat delicious food! As you wind your way through the fragrant paths created by the fruit trees, herbs and flowering tropical plants to your semi secluded table covered in beautiful fabrics from Central America, you'll...More

1  Thank Susie K
Reviewed November 19, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed having lunch here very much. You feel like you're in a garden or greenhouse and the food was delicious. It kind of feels like you discovered something special when you happen upon it.

Thank 943aa
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Four foodies went for Sunday brunch. Fabulous farm to table experience in an unusual, peacefilled garden center oasis. Ordered Craft Mac and Cheese, French Toast, Burrito, Carefree Panini and Garrettsville Panini and Carrot Cake for dessert. Food was beautifully presented, extremely tasty and great flavor...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Origins Cafe is located on the edge of Cooperstown and is right next to Carefree Gardens, a family owned flower/plants and landscaping business. My wife and son visited there in early September for lunch. The setting is wonderful, with live plants and flowers surrounding the...More

Thank curveball14
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We came here to attend a wedding. The food was delicious! The grounds were lovely, and the staff was helpful and pleasant. Don't wear heals though- the grounds are grassy and rocky! It's not easily accessible for handicapped people.

Thank 5mirzaians
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We were very hungry and I found this restaurant via another review site (ahem). It lived up to the rating. The food was a cut above usual cafe fare in both taste and in using organic and local produce, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan...More

Thank BethChan
Reviewed August 31, 2016

An oasis of an eatery, a short drive outside the hustle and bustle of Cooperstown. Lovely setting, local, all-natural foods, very nicely prepared and presented, good prices, great service!

Thank Michele H
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Origins is a small restaurant nestled in a Garden Shop. Within sight of our table was a papaya tree, another with large grapefruits, a kumquat tree and a variety of flowering brushes, plants etc. The menu was interesting, not completely vegetarian, but everything was local...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Fun spot when visiting the Cooperstown. Origins, located in a Garden Shop setting amongst the planting seeds is delightful. The menu, while not for everyone, is delightful....and great for vegans/vegetarian.......with the menu all farm to table ingredients. It is family owned. Remember it is seasonal...More

Thank Helen H
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March 21, 2015|
Response from TeamOrigins | Property representative |
Hey there! Sorry to say we will not yet be open by March 30/31.. We'll open for the season on Sunday, April 12th. From then on our early Spring hours will be: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm Closed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 558 Beaver Meadow Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326-4911 (Formerly Origins Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: 607-437-2862
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